Monday, May 23, 2011

Chocolate Mud Cake

I've made a couple of mistakes baking this cake! As I only want a small cake, so I 1/2 the original recipe. But I've jotted down wrongly on the amount of oil & baking powder >.<". In the end the cake is not as fudgy as it should be but the rich chocolaty taste is still wonderful and very moist!

Happy 37th Birthday To Me!! Counting down to the big 40s!! >.<"


  • 1/2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 125ml milk
  • 60ml corn oil
  • 125gm dark chocolate, roughly chopped
  • 125ml hot strong coffee
  • 125gm plain flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 120gm sugar (I used 30gm substitute sugar, Splenda)
  • 65gm cocoa powder
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla essence
Chocolate Glaze : 60gm dark chocolate, 25gm unsalted butter & 1 tbsp milk

Method
  1. Mix the lemon juice with the milk and set aside for it to sour the milk.
  2. Place oil, chocolate and hot coffee in a small saucepan and heat gently, stirring often, until chocolate is melted and the mixture smooth. Cool.
  3. In a large bowl, mix the flour, baking soda, baking powder, sugar and cocoa powder.
  4. Mix the vanilla essence, egg and soured milk into the cooled chocolate mixture, combine thoroughly, and then whisk into the dry ingredients.
  5. Pour batter into fully lined 6" cake pan and bake in preheated oven at 160 deg cel for 40mins . Cool for 15 minutes in the tin, then turn out and cool further on a wire rack.
  6. Glazing : Melt 60gm dark chocolate with 25gm butter, stir in 1 tbsp milk. Cool and pour over cake.
Submitting this recipe to Aspiring Baker #7 : Chocolate Delight (May 2011) hosted by DG of Tested & Tasted

10 comments:

Fong's Kitchen Journal said...

wow! your chocolate cake looks very soft and moist! very tempted to try this.

Peng said...

Fong...hehehe u won't regret! and also very simple to whip up, no need mixer!!

Small Small Baker said...

We both made chocolate cakes for our own birthdays! Looks very rich and chocolatey. Happy Birthday and wish you young and happy always! :)

j3ss kitch3n said...

Happy Birthday Peng! such a divine and chocolaty cake! delicious!

yummylittlecooks said...

Hi, Happy Birthday To You!!Chocolate cake, delicious!!

DG said...

Happy Birthday Veronica! Beautiful cake, looks rich & soft.

Anonymous said...

Happy Belated Birthday. lyn

Anonymous said...

Hi Peng, happy belated bday. I tried making this yesterday but it the center of the cake sink. What could have gone wrong? Pls advise. Thanks

Peng said...

There are several reasons if cake sink in the middle. Overbeating the batter, incorrect oven temp or open the oven door 1/2 way thru baking, underbaking, all these may cause the cake to sink.

My Little Space said...

Hmm..mm.. this cake looks very rich & luscious. Thanks for sharing.
Kristy

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